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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    Looking good!
    Thanks Hoghead!
    I had to sand the color panel off. What happened was that the silver I used was a silver matte. When I went to remove the tape the silver stripe came off with the tape! So.... OK we will just go with the solid panel of silver right?
    Nope. When I stood over the silver panel it was crooked. Damn, so I sanded it all down and just painted it all black.
    Looks good. Just like the black rear fender. That song keeps going through my head. "I want it painted black."
    I originally wanted a all black motorcycle anyway.
    Last edited by Luky; 02-02-2019 at 7:32 AM.

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    Damn! These things do happen! I last painted a bike all black in 1983. They had just closed the Meriden Triumph factory, so my little Triumph 500 got a set of mourning clothes!

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    I did paint a silver panel on a black gas tank 10 years ago.
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    That motorcycle had a handmade frame. I built it with DOM tubing with a Honda
    V4 gear driven cam engine,water cooled. Horizontal radiator for 30% better cooling.
    121 HP.
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    My frame came back from powder coating!
    Elegant Powder Coating in Tucson did the work.
    It looks great and they paid attention to details like no powder coat in any of the threaded holes. They also removed the bearing cups so the powder coating would look good between the bearing cups and frame. They were very careful not to damage the bearing cups at all. I am happy.

    Tomorrow I will post photos. Its late now.
    Last edited by Luky; 02-14-2019 at 5:41 PM.

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    First photo of frame back from powder coating. Bearing cups installed.
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    I layed the frame over the engine, The engine was laying on its clutch side.
    My wife helped me. After the engine was in the frame and bolts finger tight I put the oil filter housing back on.
    The bottom engine mount is from a Roadstar Warrior. It bolts to a plate on the bottom of the frame. That mount goes in last.

    This is the fun part!

    You can click on the photos for a larger image.
    Last edited by Luky; 02-25-2019 at 5:28 PM.

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    Nice job-looking good. Take it steady putting that motor back in!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    Nice job-looking good. Take it steady putting that motor back in!!
    Thanks HogHead!
    I got the engine in without scratching the frame. If the frame banged the engine does that count?
    LOL.

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    Last edited by Luky; 02-15-2019 at 4:06 PM.

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    I guess it doesn't-good job!

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    Today I worked on wiring .
    I devided up the huge wiring bundle into manageable parts.
    I lined the tray with dark grey felt.
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    I was missing the turn signal relay. Found one on Ebay.
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    This gets covered by a custom made steel lid.
    It is getting painted.
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    Yup sometimes it's necessary to ask the wife to lend a hand. Mine gets pretty nervous and doesn't care much for it.
    I am careful not to get cross with her too or she might not help me in the future!

    Looking good there Luky boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcat View Post
    Yup sometimes it's necessary to ask the wife to lend a hand. Mine gets pretty nervous and doesn't care much for it.
    I am careful not to get cross with her too or she might not help me in the future!

    Looking good there Luky boy
    I know exactly what you mean about the wife helping you.
    You have to be very careful not to raise your voice at all.
    Like "hold the light on the part we are working on" etc.,.

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    I put the front forks on today. Very easy to do.
    I will get the front wheel with brake assembled next.
    Always waiting for the next check you know. But at least I have a project going on.
    I cannot put the tank or fender on until clear coat is on.
    The weather has not been cooperating.

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    Oh yes-getting there , looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    Oh yes-getting there , looking good!
    Thanks Hoghead for checking in on my build.
    Today I finished up the rear brake. My tax return allowed me to buy the caliper.
    It is a Ultima 4 piston caliper.
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    The brake reaction arm is from a Yamaha Virago.
    I did not have room for the kind with fannir rod ends.
    After I posted this photo I went back and shortened the brake stay by 3 inches,
    I did not like the angle is was pulling.
    Last edited by Luky; 02-23-2019 at 3:33 PM.

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    Good call. I don't like that angle either. It'll tuck in more nicely.

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    Photo after shortening the brake stay.
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    ^^^^^ Looks much better...^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    Thanks Hoghead for checking in on my build.
    Today I finished up the rear brake. My tax return allowed me to buy the caliper.
    It is a Ultima 4 piston caliper.
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    The brake reaction arm is from a Yamaha Virago.
    I did not have room for the kind with fannir rod ends.
    After I posted this photo I went back and shortened the brake stay by 3 inches,
    I did not like the angle is was pulling.
    Nice! You and the guys are right-it looks better now you've shortened it! I don't reckon the type with rod ends are necessary when the arm is under tension rather than compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    ^^^^^ Looks much better...^^^^^^
    Thanks Tattooo! I appreciate your opinion.

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    The fender got mounted, the clear coat dried.

    SPECIAL NOTE: A paint expert said to use 3M #39007 "Hand Glaze"
    on the clear coat. Otherwise the clear coat won't buff out. He was absolutely correct!

    The gas tank has a white design on it also.
    I cannot mount the tank until the coils are in place and wiring finished.
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